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Texas has identified 33 cases of the Zika virus that all were associated with overseas travel - but the virus is expected to begin spreading within the state soon. Top state officials told a Texas Senate health panel Tuesday that potential hot zones include Dallas, Houston, the...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today honored Texas law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year, including two Highway Patrol Troopers and one Hutto Police Department officer. Texas State Representative Larry Phillips, the...
Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday touted the Office of the Attorney General’s Sex Offender Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which recently marked its 7,000th arrest since it was founded in 2003. “This is an incredible achievement, and a strong message to the most heinous wrong-...
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship passenger who apparently fell overboard into the Gulf of Mexico a day after leaving Galveston, Texas. A Coast Guard statement says the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg was suspended Sunday evening after crews...
A heavily traveled South Texas highway will be closed Tuesday for the investigation of a weekend bus crash that killed eight passengers and injured 44. In a posting on its Laredo District Twitter account, the Texas Department of Transportation said it will close U.S. 83 at 9 a.m...
On Friday, May 13, about noon, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a property on Bauer Rd in regard to a possible drowning. Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that two men, ages 72 and 73, were fishing on a private lake in the Oldenburg area when their boat overturned...
On Friday night, May 13, at 11, Deputy Kenneth Kretz was working traffic on I-10 near Flatonia and stopped an eastbound vehicle for a traffic violation. The Mexican National citizens claimed to be traveling from the border enroute to Katy for shopping and supplies. Kretz became...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz, 27, has increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of May. Bustos-Diaz, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and...
Below is a press release from Fayette County Sheriffs Office Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on 5-13-2016 at approximately 7:55 am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos” seized 132 pounds of cocaine, with a street...